Our committee keeps very busy, especially at this time of the year. We have taken the leadership role for the Cinnamon Rolls and Service projects for our Lenten commitment to our community. Our first event was cleaning Next Door after contractor’s had finished remodeling and installation. A combined group from ORLC and Asbury totaled 22 adults and children vacuuming, cleaning windows, washing walls, dusting until the large building was nearly move in ready! By saving NDI at least $1500 in cleaning service costs, we were appreciated as well as tired and satisfied.
On March 26th, during intermittent rain, a group of 14 helped a woman from Underwood make energy saving improvements to her home- a storm door, new faucet and back door repair, as she struggles with recovering from a debilitating accident. Aesthetic improvements to the yard made her home more inviting. She was gifted with a Green Light bag to help her continue saving energy, living green.
Our last event will be giving back to the History Museum of Hood River by helping improve the courtyard garden area April 9th. Please join the work and camaraderie that ensues while enjoying the cinnamon rolls!
Designated giving Sunday February 13 yielded $1300 for Lutheran World Relief. Thank you to all who contributed to help our church’s long standing organization that is a first responder in many situations around the world, and present where there is need. Our next Designated Sunday opportunity will be June 12th.
Plans are underway for the upcoming plant sale that supports these efforts: the service projects for Lent have no budget, and we raise all of our money for the Green Light Bag contents for distribution in the fall. Please tell your friends and plan to support this event, by attending, bringing plants from your yard as any donations are welcome. The tentative dates are May 1 and 8, though this may change due to cool weather and delayed planting times. Notices will be sent to membership, and it will be in the HR news.
Contact any committee member for information on these events. New members are always welcome!
Sharon Pantely, Blanche Donahue, Debby Chenoweth and Judith Ann RichardsShare on Facebook